Arkansas Baptist College

Arkansas Baptist College

Arkansas Baptist College, ABC, was established in 1884. Founded by The Colored Baptists of the State of Arkansas, it was initially known as the Minister's Institute. This historically black, private, liberal arts college in Little Rock, Arkansas, offers a number of associate's, and bachelor's degree programs in business administration, criminal justice, theology, public administration, human services, and African American community leadership. These courses are offered through the following academic divisions:

  • African American Leadership Institute
  • Scholars College
  • School of Business & Applied Science & Technology
  • School of Liberal Arts & General Studies
  • School of Social Science, Religion & Christian Leadership

Arkansas Baptist College fields teams in basketball, football, baseball, golf, track, and softball. The teams are nicknamed the Buffaloes. The athletics department of ABC is a member of the National Junior College Athletics Association Region 2. Students also participate in on-campus organizations like the Student Government Association, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, and Zeta Phi Beta.

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Contacting Arkansas Baptist

Arkansas Baptist College
1621 Dr. Marting Luther King Drive
Little Rock , AR 72202-6099
General Phone: (501) 370-4000

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Arkansas Baptist Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management16business management
Liberal Arts13African studies
Family and Social Work10human services, public administration
Religion and Philosophy2theology
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and administration

Number of programs and degrees for Arkansas Baptist in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree273
Bachelor's degree155

Arkansas Baptist Student Body

Arkansas Baptist is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Arkansas Baptist had a total enrollment of 602 students (543 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 97%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 16%
20-21 35%
22-24 17%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Arkansas Baptist Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 39 %

Arkansas Baptist Room and Board (2007)

Arkansas Baptist offers campus housing for 200 of its 543 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Little Rock, Arkansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arkansas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Arkansas Baptist Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,750
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,750
Room and board $ 7,010
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,500

Financial Aid:
Arkansas Baptist participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 108700)

Arkansas Baptist Faculty

Arkansas Baptist has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*0*
Instructoracademic year7$31,1437$29,143
All faculty totalacademic year8$33,1257$29,143

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Arkansas Baptist Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Arkansas Baptist Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
African Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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Arkansas Baptist Highlights

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What Sets Arkansas Baptist Apart:

% of degrees in family and social work
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Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Arkansas Baptist Minority % of student body
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Arkansas Baptist % of degrees in business and management
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Arkansas Baptist Male % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Arkansas Baptist Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Arkansas Baptist Dorm rooms per full-time student
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 18%Arkansas Baptist Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% students on athletic fin. aid
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Arkansas Baptist % students on athletic fin. aid
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Arkansas Baptist % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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